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January 1, 2013 2:15:45 AM

I'm really close to building my computer, and I have most of the parts. This is my build.

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965BE
GPU: HIS IceQ X Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 AM3+
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaw X Series 8gb 1600mhz DDR3
PSU: ??? i already have and purchased this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm reading really good reviews for this one on newegg. If you have a suggestion for a better power supply, that would be great! I'm not planning on overclocking, but I am probably upgrading in the future. What is the best power supply for the price, with a max price of $70? My friend has this psu, and he has had it for a few months and his computer is fine. Also, is the newegg return process really annoying and difficult? Thanks so much!

EDIT:
I was thinking this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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January 1, 2013 2:23:39 AM

ive read a few reviews for it, it doesnt do so well in testing, and cant deliver the wattage it say it provides. id return it and get this instead:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

69$ and very good my friend

antec has good quality

and has 100 watts more for like 12$ more :) 

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January 1, 2013 3:54:39 PM

Agree that you should not get that particular Rosewill unit because it is not from one of Rosewill's good series.

You don't need as much as 520 or 620, and considering this unit is superior in every way (except possibly maximum wattage output) then the only reason not to get it is if you plan to upgrade to more power hungry components which can't be fed by a good 450W:
Rosewill CAPSTONE-450 ($60 @ Amazon / Newegg)
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-caps...

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5625/amd-radeon-hd-7870-g...
This link shows a system with an i7-3960X and 7850 drawing 289W at the wall under Metro2033. So their PSU would have been drawing ~80% less. So even on maximum load you would be using less than 50% of a good 450W PSUs capacity.
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January 1, 2013 4:01:29 PM

i still think my recommandations are btter than that capstone sorry.

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January 1, 2013 5:55:33 PM

its decent but for the price isnt better than my recommandations silvune.

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January 2, 2013 8:45:12 PM

Yes it is.
It it independantly regulated (Neo Eco is group), so voltage regulation will most likely be better with the Capstone.
It is more efficient (80 PLUS Gold vs 80 PLUS standard - even the base S12II Bronze design is only 80 PLUS Bronze certified).
It is quieter; Neo Eco starts at ~500RPM and reaches ~2100RPM on full load, but the Capstone is very likely to stay at ~700RPM throughout it's load range. Its fan is larger to boot (14 vs 12cm).
Comes with a 5 year warranty (vs 3 years for Neo Eco).

Turns out the Neo Eco can beat the Capstone in one area; ripple and noise suppression (on day one). Apart from that I can't see why someone would choose a Neo Eco over a Capstone.
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January 2, 2013 9:07:20 PM

i personally think the neo eco is better in build quality, do u know witch oem makes the capstone for rosewill id like to know thanks :) 

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January 2, 2013 11:22:27 PM

iceclock said:
i personally think the neo eco is better in build quality, do u know witch oem makes the capstone for rosewill id like to know thanks :) 


Capstone 450w-750w = Superflower oem
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January 2, 2013 11:30:01 PM

^ this. 450W should do you unless you plan to get a second graphics card and OC.
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January 2, 2013 11:42:51 PM

ah alright they make good ps superflower but mostly avaible in asia, sadly if not id buy one in canada :) 

also 450 for that price isnt worth it versus my recommandation u pay alot for just 450 watts.

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January 3, 2013 11:21:13 AM

iceclock said:
i personally think the neo eco is better in build quality, do u know witch oem makes the capstone for rosewill id like to know thanks :) 


I already answered that question:
Silvune said:
Review for SF-450P14XE, which is what the Capstone-450 is based on:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...


Also the Capstone uses Japanese caps, whereas Neo Eco uses Taiwanese and Chinese caps...
Obviously that's not the only aspect of build quality, but that is surely one in favour of the Capstone. In a lot of markets the Neo Eco is one of the best choices for a budget PSU, but it is not when you can get a Super Flower Golden Green for cheaper.
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January 3, 2013 11:42:48 AM

Silvune said:
I already answered that question:


Also the Capstone uses Japanese caps, whereas Neo Eco uses Taiwanese and Chinese caps...
Obviously that's not the only aspect of build quality, but that is surely one in favour of the Capstone. In a lot of markets the Neo Eco is one of the best choices for a budget PSU, but it is not when you can get a Super Flower Golden Green for cheaper.

Especially when Newegg runs a promo, NE520 for $40 is a good deal, I grabbed 5 of the 400w's last week ($30 each after promo ), beats a $50 Dynex from BestBuy all day long and it's nice to have a few in the trunk for emergency situations
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January 3, 2013 1:13:58 PM

+1 to dellusers recommandation, def a good deal.

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